Lauren Spencer Smith, the generational talent and breakthrough act of 2022, is set to have a landmark 2023. The 19-year-old singer songwriter from Vancouver Island, Canada, shares her latest single ‘Best Friend Breakup’ from her forthcoming debut album. The newest anthem is for a certain type of heartbreak — one that comes from the falling out of two best friends. Listen HERE.
Lauren’s booming, impressive vocals are on full display while she sings about both a deeply personal and universally relatable experience. With ‘Best Friend Breakup’ she continues her streak of sharing songs that make her fans feel understood; Lauren’s brand of music is like a hug from a friend at the time it’s needed most.
Lauren had an impressive 2022 at nearly 1 billion global artist streams. ‘Fingers Crossed’ catapulted her onto the charts and has earned her RIAA Platinum Certification. She followed ‘Fingers Crossed’ with equally emotive pop ballads ‘Flowers’ and ‘Narcissist’ performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 2022 MTV VMAs, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and more. ‘Flowers’ also earned RIAA Gold Certification and her second UK Top 20 single that year. Lauren was nominated as a Best New Artist and performed at the People’s Choice Awards 2022 and Apple Music selected her as one of their “5 Breakthrough Artists Of 2022.”
One of her first live shows took place in summer 2022 at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium in front of a 80,000 strong crowd for Capital’s Summertime Ball alongside Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and more. Lauren also performed her biggest headline show to date at London’s Heaven in Autumn, praised by The Guardian and Evening Standard with 4 star reviews.
She has earned praise for her versatility, from both her powerhouse vocals to her detailed songwriting. When she steps up to the microphone, the Vancouver Island singer and songwriter shares the kinds of stories typically only traded by best friends long after the sun goes down. Her unfiltered feelings resonate just as loudly as her stunning vocals do, tracing life’s ups, downs, and everything in between with sharp lyrics and even sharper melodies.
Lauren Spencer Smith was honoured with two 2023 JUNO Award nominations, Artist of the Year and Fan Choice, and will properly introduce herself on her forthcoming full-length debut album, to be released via Island Records/Republic Records.